What we do

The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty. We are tackling the global challenges of our time including poverty and disease, mass migration, insecurity and conflict. Our work is building a safer, healthier, more prosperous world for people in developing countries and in the UK too.

DFID is a ministerial department, supported by 2 agencies and public bodies.

Read more about what we do

UK aid from the British people

The UK aid logo is used widely in the countries where we work, on items such as health clinics, school books and emergency food supplies, to publicly acknowledge development programmes funded by the UK taxpayer.


Our announcements

  1. DFID in the News

    • Government response
  2. Hurricanes Irma and Maria: government response and advice

    • News story

See all our announcements

Our consultations

  1. DFID Humanitarian Policy Consultation

    • Closed consultation
  2. Concessional export finance consultation

    • Consultation outcome

See all our consultations

Our publications

Our statistics

Our ministers

Our management

Contact DFID

Office address (London)

22 Whitehall


Please use the above phone number to contact a named member of staff

Office address (East Kilbride)

Abercrombie House
Eaglesham Road
East Kilbride

G75 8EA

Please use the above phone number to contact a named member of staff

DFID general enquiries

We aim to respond to all emails within 15 workings days. Where appropriate, we will forward your email to another government department if they are better placed to respond to your enquiry.

Counter Fraud Section

Head of Internal Audit
Abercrombie House,
Eaglesham Road,
East Kilbride

G75 8EA

Your information will be treated in confidence and you do not have to provide your name, however the provision of such information will assist us in taking forward your concerns.

General media queries

Follow the DFID Media office on Twitter - @DFID_Press

Overseas Pensions Department

Overseas Pensions Department
Abercrombie House
Eaglesham Road
East Kilbride
G75 8EA

We aim to reply within 10 working days. When phoning please ask for Overseas Pensions Department or a named member of staff.

Make an FOI request

  1. Read about the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and how to make a request
  2. Check our previous releases to see if we’ve already answered your question
  3. Make a new request by contacting us at:

Freedom of Information requests

Information Rights and Public Enquiries Team
Abercrombie House
Eaglesham Road
East Kilbride
G75 8EA

Corporate information

Read about the types of information we routinely publish in our Publication scheme. Our Personal information charter explains how we treat your personal information.